Melbourne Cup is coming up on Tuesday 1 November so it's time to start thinking about booking a ticket to an event in Brisbane for your celebration. Here are some suggestions for watching the race that stops the nation:
Fringe Bar - $55 per person for a trifecta package includes canapes, one course lunch the special set menu and a choice of three drinks from house wine, beer and spirits. There will be live music by Jack Bratt.
The Glen Hotel Garden Party - $65 per person for a garden party themed buffet luncheon in the Garden Grille Restaurant and new marquee. The ticket includes an all you can eat buffet luncheon complete with a decadent dessert bar. There will be entertainment, sweep stakes, photo booth, lucky door prizes and prizes for best dressed.
Landing at Dockside - $70 per person for an elegant luncheon and glass of Pol Roger champagne whilst overlooking the fabulous river views. There will be a designer fashion parade, best dressed prizes, sweep stakes and charity raffle.
Loft West End - $85 early bird tickets include cocktails on arrival, 3-hour beverage package, canapes and two course sit down lunch. There will prizes for best dressed male and female.
High Tea at the The Lab Restaurant and Bar - $95 per person includes bottomless tea, Domaine Chandon beverage package, glass of Moet & Chandon and premium selection of high tea treats at The Treasury Casino and Hotel.
The Charming Squire - $129 per person for cocktails, beer, wine and delicious canapes. Dress up in your finest for the professional photographers and stay the night to dance to Nick Koschel Due from 3pm.
Emporium Hotel – Early bird tickets are $140 per person. La Belle Vita invites you to their cocktail bar to celebrate with a 3-hour beverage package including Prosecco and Aperol Spritz cocktails, Italian canapes and a buffet station. There will be a fashion show and live entertainment.
Sazerac Rooftop Bar - $129 per person includes a 3-hour beverage package include Mumm champagne, selected cocktails, tap beers, premium wines and basic spirits, with hot and cold canapes, antipasto platter, dessert and cheese. There will be door prizes, sweeps and a live DJ afterwards.
Soleil Pool Bar Garden Party - $129 per person includes a three-hour drink and delicious canape package with premium beers and wines and a glass of Moet champagne on arrival.
On The Green at Rush – Early Bird tickets are $149 per person for a seafood buffet, mini gourmet sliders and a 4-hour beer, wine and cocktails package held in Post Office Square. There will be prizes, sweeps and fashions on the green.
The Kitty at the Treasury Casino - $149 per person includes a 3 hour Moet & Chandon beverage package with cocktails on arrival. There will be a selection of the Chef's best eats, including canapes and dessert buffet. The ticket includes a live DJ, sweeps, lucky door prize and prizes for best fashion on the field.
Blackbird Bar and Grill - $202 per person for entry into a Garden Party. There will be an extravagant menu of gourmet canapes, fresh seafood and substation food stations with French champagne and 4 and half hour beverage package. There will be a live band, DJs and roving entertainment with lots of prizes.
Stokehouse Q - $250 per person gives you an all-inclusive four-hour food and beverage package featuring a three course meal and unlimited Champagne.
Enjoy your Melbourne Cup and I hope you select a winner.